Hey guys. I have a ESXi 4.1 host and am looking for some insight on how to properly shutdown the host/guest machines when attached to a Dell UPS. Obviously I've used Dell's proprietary UPS Management software on all my standalone servers, but really don't know how this is going to work and fit into ESXi
I'm really suprised that Dell Enterprise Support really didn't have anything useful to say about this.
Take a look at http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/ACC/UPSD/en/ug/sw_ug.pdf for imformation on configuring the Dell UPS with the vMA (vSphere Management Assistent) to control host shutdown. As was mentioned
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